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Makuwa Safari Lodge

Orpen Road Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1108 South Africa
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#91 of 113 lodges in Kruger National Park
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Makuwa Safari Lodge is a bushveld retreat located in the Greater Kruger area on a private game reserve that bustles with buffalo, plains game and bird activity. Idyllic accommodation in whitewashed houses with thatched roofs and broad patios offers sweeping views of the wilderness and the distant Drakensberg Mountains. Twin rooms ensuite with showers restaurant and swimming pool
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Orpen Road Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park 1108 South Africa
Makuwa Safari Lodge
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Hoedspruit Airport
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thefreemans2024 wrote a review 19 Feb
Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
We will be back again. Simone and Morne took excellent care of us. The lodge is a real gem and ideally located for trips to the Kruger National Park. We really felt welcomed and at home. The food was delicious. We will be back for a third time.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Rupert C wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had a wonderful time at Makuwa Lodge, the service and quality of the lodge was outstanding. It's the perfect lodge for a family stay while visiting the Kruger National Park and surroundings. Simone and Morne where the perfect hosts. The rooms are large and spacious, the pool was the kids favorite destination and sitting around the fire in the evenings was the best way to end the day.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Ana Luisa Ceresa wrote a review Jan 2024
Kruger National Park, South Africa2 contributions
Fantastic , recommend it 100% it's a must if you are in Kruger!To begin with it's perfect in every way , rooms are spacious , clean , pretty and complete , the food is INCREDIBLE , they have vegan options and ask about your allergies!The deserts are top tier! The place is beautiful and has amazing nature , the staff is the nicest ever! , simone and morne are the best. Besides , it feels like home , the vibe is warm and welcoming and everything is done with so much love and it feels like you have truly connected with the kruger! I wouldn't stay anywhere else!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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HToerien wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
We had an amazing stay at Makuwa. Simone and Morné were excellent hosts. They made our stay perfect with their warmth and attention to details. Meals were exceptional, even catering for my gluten free needs. Our room was very comfortable, and we loved sitting on the patio enjoying the bird life, sunsets and the odd warthog. Evenings were spent around the fire, chatting and listening to the roar of lions and hyenas in the distance. Makuwa is an easy 25min drive away from Orpen gate if you want to enter the KNP. A great lodge in a great location, absolute value for money. We were sad to say goodbye to Morné, Simone and their 3 dogs. We can definitely highly recommend Makuwa!
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dmcnei641681 wrote a review Jul 2023
Kirby Muxloe, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a great place run by lovely people. Simone and Morne are an amazing hosts who made us very welcome. The lode location is beautiful with impal greeting us as we arrive the food and service were fantastic. Morne gave us great advice for our self drive safari and Simone made a fantastic dinner. We really enjoyed sitting round the fire taking to them.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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cpenni402872 wrote a review May 2023
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I can only praise everything about this lodge. Morne and Simone are amazing hosts. Both are passionate about what they do and they have both worked with animals and nature for long time. The food was great, really tasty and all made with fresh ingredients. The rooms big and clean. The pool a perfect dip after a long day in the sun. The property well kept. Well done to both very kind and friendly people!
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Scenic45419154912 wrote a review Mar 2023
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The atmosphere was so familial, Dinner and Breakfast marvellous. Local advice and a very clean lodge. We would have stayed longer if we had more time… Simone, Morne and their team are so kind and lovely!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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nmokoe432590 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Simone and Morné are great hosts.We enjoyed our stay . It was very restful and relaxed. The food was simple yet fantastic ( cooked from the heart with love).We will definitely go back.We will forever be great full for all they did.
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Anders Toft wrote a review Jan 2023
Copenhagen, Denmark6 contributions2 helpful votes
The lodge was amazing and so were the hosts. The atmosphere, food, pool etc was all as good as we could dream of. We also celebrated New Years Eve there. We would love to come back. There were zebras just outside the lodge, very cozy. Also, there was no noise at all.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mobile52449237689 wrote a review Dec 2022
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We realy enjoyed our stay at Makuwa Lodge. Actually we just were on our way out of the kruger area and we wanted to have a nice last evening. But we realized at the same evening that we have to stay one other night :) Simone and Morne are such good hosts. They do their job with a lot of passion. They have welcomed us warmly, cooked amazing dishes, joined us at the evenings at the fire, organized a tour for us and helped us with planning our further trip. The rooms are clean and very comfortable and it's nice to cool off in the pool. We would love to come back.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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R 3,011 - R 3,644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makuwa Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Makuwa Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Thornybush Game Reserve (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makuwa Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Makuwa Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Makuwa Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makuwa Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Makuwa Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Makuwa Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Makuwa Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.